Drill Results Confirm Thick Intervals of Graphite, Near Surface, at Noram Ventures Kokanee Property in British Columbia
Infrastructure for a quarry mining operation is readily accessible in the area
Vancouver, British Columbia – January 30, 2013 – Noram Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: NRM) (“Noram” or the “Company”) is pleased to report assay results from the initial drilling program completed on the Kokanee Flake-Graphite Property, located ~50 kilometers (km) northeast of the city of Nelson, British Columbia.
The objective of the drill program was to establish the potential of a flake-graphite deposit being present on the Kokanee Property. Surface exposures and an electromagnetic anomaly indicate a graphite-bearing horizon in early Palaeozoic metamorphosed sediments over a 2km strike length and up to 200 meters (m) wide. Surface samples collected from this zone have shown grades ranging from 0.70 to 7% graphite. Six NQ diamond drill holes, totaling 1,376m, were completed over a 1,200m strike length of the zone.
The drilling was successful in meeting its objectives. All holes intersected significant graphite mineralization, and preliminary results indicate the possibility of a continuous zone of mineralization over the full 1,200m strike length drilled. Drilling projects a down-dip depth of 150 to 200m and the zone is open in both directions along the 2km strike length.
Assay intervals from the first three drill holes at various cut-offs include:
*These are down-hole core lengths and the true width of KD12-001. True widths of Holes KD12-002 and 003 are approximately 80% of down-hole length.
"We are very pleased with the initial drill results from our Kokanee Property, stated Dave Rees, President of Noram Ventures. “The potential tonnage and grades are in line with other graphite deposits being developed in eastern Canada. And the Kokanee Property is one of only a few graphite projects currently being developed in western North America, which offers us an advantage in serving the markets of the northern Pacific Rim.”
Quality Assurance/Quality Control:
All core samples are logged and split with half sent to the lab for analysis and half securely stored for future reference. Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. (Acme), a fully certified laboratory based in Vancouver, B.C., conducted the sample preparation and analytical work, which included crushing and pulverizing a 250 gram split of the rock samples to 200 mesh. The graphitic carbon content was determined by igniting a 0.1 gram aliquot of the sample to 600 degrees Centigrade to burn off free carbon and leaching in HCL to dissolve all carbonate rock. The residue carbon content, which is pure graphite, was determined by a standard Leco process.
On conclusion of drilling and receipt of initial Acme assays, samples were selected for check assays at AGAT Laboratories in Vancouver. The results of these samples have been received and provide a good correlation to the original Acme assays.
Results from holes KD12-004, 005 and 006a will be announced upon receipt of the assays.
John R. Kerr, P.Eng. and Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument (NI) 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release on behalf of the Company. On receipt of all analytical results, Mr. Kerr will be preparing an NI43-101 compliant Technical Report for Noram on the Kokanee and Jumbo graphite properties.
About the Kokanee Property:
Noram has an option to earn a 100% interest in the Kokanee Flake-Graphite Property, which covers an area of 1,659 hectares. Graphite is an industrial mineral, and ease of access and ease of extraction are just as important parameters as grade for determining economic viability of a graphite deposit. Infrastructure for a quarry mining operation is readily accessible in the Central Kootenays, with a paved highway within 2km of the project site and rail transportation 45km to the south.
About Noram Ventures Inc.:
Noram Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: NRM) is a Canadian based mineral exploration company with a project generator business model. The Company’s strategy is to identify and acquire early-stage properties that offer large-scale resource potential, and create value through the initial drilling and discovery phase. Noram’s current focus is on three properties in the Central Kootenay region of Southeastern British Columbia.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
s/ “David W. Rees”
President & Director
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